Representing 15 out of the 19 Muslim hijackers, two Saudi Arabian artists have built a representation of the Twin Towers using stacks of filthy Qurans.
Qur’an 8:12: “Your Lord inspired the angels with the message: ‘I will terrorize the unbelievers. Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes.”
Qur’an:33:26: “Allah made the Jews leave their homes by terrorizing them so that you killed some and made many captive. And He made you inherit their lands, their homes, and their wealth. He gave you a country you had not traversed before.”
Qur’an 8:59: “The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them.”
Qur’an 5:51: “Believers, take not Jews and Christians for your friends.”
Blink is currently on show at a gallery called Q Contemporary in Beirut, which, its website boasts, features
‘visceral, bold, cheeky and original’ insulting and divisive works of art.
The artists explain that after the attacks on the World Trade Center by Islamic extremists, many Muslims undertook a great deal of soul searching, because they felt their religion had been hijacked for a purpose they disagreed with.
Blink, they say, aims to promote greater understanding of Islam and to change the negative view of it that many in the West, following 9/11, now have. (Oh, it will change it all right, it will make it more negative than ever before)
Ms Farsi trained at Tufts University in Massachusetts in the U.S. and at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. Mr Hafez, meanwhile, studied business in the 1990s in the U.S., but turned his hand to conceptual art after 2006. (So what do they do? Spit in the face of the country that educated them, probably at American taxpayer expense)